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Welcome to ‘Hotel California’ (11/5/2019) - When I was a kid growing up in New York, California beckoned as an idyllic place of beaches, wine, wildflowers, and beautiful people. It was the land of “good vibrations,”…
Rejecting a $1 Billion Bribe (11/5/2019) -   I know the origin of the Russian Collusion story from its inception in July 2015 (it did not start in July 2016: that is a cover-up), and I know…
It’s No Coincidence The Century Of Total War Coincided With The Century Of Central Banking (11/1/2019) - The 20th century was the century of total war. Limitations on the scope of war, built up over many centuries, had already begun to break down in the 19th century,…
The Cancer Within Modern Medicine Part 1 & 2 (10/30/2019) - By The Sharp Edge The turn of the 20th century promised to offer cures for every ailment with patented and colorfully packaged pills. Yet here we are. What happened?  We…
Three Far-Left Economists Are Influencing The Way Young People View The Economy And Capitalism (10/28/2019) - Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman are University of California, Berkeley economics professors and key players in designing economic policy for 2020 Democratic hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Saez and…
‘What You Think’ Is Controlled By ‘What You Watch’, And ‘What You Watch’ Is Controlled By ‘The Elite’ (10/25/2019) - Why do you believe what you believe?  Some people have a really solid answer to that question, but much of the population never thinks much about deeper questions such as…
Why Washington D.C. Compulsively Lies About Donald Trump (10/21/2019) - When I was a kid, I collected baseball cards. I grew up in an isolated and not especially large town, but it did have one comic book and baseball card…
Building China’s Comac C919 airplane involved a lot of hacking, report says (10/14/2019) - A report published today shines a light on one of China’s most ambitious hacking operations known to date, one that involved Ministry of State Security officers, the country’s underground hacking…
How Washington’s Food Subsidies Have Helped Make Americans Fat And Sick (10/7/2019) - Farm subsidies are perhaps the ultimate, but secret, third rail of American politics. While entitlements are discussed out in the open, farm subsidies are rarely talked about – even though…
Who Owns Your Favorite News Media Outlet? (10/5/2019) - It’s no secret that news media is a tough industry. For various reasons — from tech disruption to changing media consumption habits — the U.S. has seen a net loss…
The Anesthetic Effect of Ukrainegate (10/3/2019) - Wary political commentators on the Right have noted that the ginned up outrage over President Trump’s call with the Ukranian president serves two political purposes: One, to supply the impeachment…
Media Pretend China Isn’t Communist (10/3/2019) - “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” This idea has often been used in a religious or philosophical sense, but it works equally…